Being a Councillor- Councillor Vacancy
Would you like to become a councillor?
We have councillor vacancies on Wivenhoe Town Council. If you are interested, please watch this short video:
Who we are and what we do
Wivenhoe Town Council is a statutory body made up of up to thirteen unpaid volunteers, elected by the residents of Wivenhoe to promote and watch over the interests of Wivenhoe. We are the most local level of government but not affiliated to any particular political party.
We deliver numerous services to meet local needs and have formal powers to provide allotments, care for public open spaces, provide community buildings and manage two cemeteries amongst many others.
As Councillors we;
Make decisions through attending meetings and committees, deciding which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered and what policies should be implemented
Monitor decisions by keeping an eye on how well things are working so that they lead to efficient and effective services
Get involved as local representatives; we have responsibilities toward our constituents and local organisations
Day to day we attend local organisation meetings such as with the police and highways authority, follow up issues on behalf of members of the public and meet with individual residents in their own homes
We initiate new projects and working groups looking at ways in which we can improve the local community
Who we need
If you would like to become a councillor yourself and make a difference, these are the skills we are looking for:
The small print:
If you are interested, we’d love to hear from you- please email the town clerk on firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 May 2021, setting out why you would like to join us and what skills you will bring.
This will be followed by an interview and selection process.